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Meade ETX-LS 6"ACF

Posted by Daniel Evans 08/26/2009 02:39PM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Cats)

An unbiased review!

Webster Telescopes D18

Posted by Dave Bonandrini 08/08/2009 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Newts)

Webster Telescopes D18

An 18” telescope in a 15” package?

Orion ST120 Redux

Posted by norman sullivan 07/13/2009 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

Further impressions and suggestions regarding the Orion ST120 f5 refractor.

SCT Collimation under Adverse Circumstances

Posted by Greg Nowell 06/27/2009 04:39PM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Cats)

SCT Collimation under Adverse Circumstances

Disassembly, transport, and other adjustments to SCTs may result in gross miscollimation, where no "classic doughnut" is available to help in the adjustment process. Bad seeing also results in "bad doughnuts" which make collimation difficult. This article addresses these conditions, and provides some further pointers on SCT collimation.

CPC800 a great buy!

Posted by Mike Sheron 06/24/2009 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Cats)

CPC800 a great buy!

The CPC800 is just what the astronomer ordered!

Arcturus 2" 20/30 Convertible Eyepiece

Posted by Max Byerly 06/23/2009 12:00AM   (Reviews/Eyepieces/12mm-And-Up)

Arcturus 2" 20/30 Convertible Eyepiece

An Interesting New Concept and Company

Understanding Pentax XL and XW eyepieces

Posted by Greg Nowell 06/23/2009 12:00AM   (Reviews/Eyepieces/Other)

Understanding Pentax XL and XW eyepieces

This is a pictorial essay including partial disassembly of the XL and XW eyepieces to see how "skinny" they can get for a binoviewer. Sundry comments on pricing and performance.

Broken Back Solutions

Posted by tom harrison 06/10/2009 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Newts)

Broken Back Solutions

Are you old, weak, broken? You can still use a large dob.

Orion 18mm Epic ED2 vs. Smart Astronomy 19mm Extra Flat Field (EF)

Posted by David Russell 05/31/2009 12:00AM   (Reviews/Eyepieces/12mm-And-Up)

If you’re on a tight budget, but looking for something better than inexpensive plossls, the Orion Epic ED2 line and the Smart Astronomy EF line may fall into your price range. Eyepieces from both lines can be purchased for less than $100 and therefore won’t break the bank.

The Super Polaris Mount in Alt-Az Configuration

Posted by Greg Nowell 05/20/2009 12:00AM   (Reviews/Mounts/Alt-Azimuth)

The Super Polaris Mount in Alt-Az Configuration

The Vixen/Celestron Super Polaris Mount can give modern alt-az mounts a run for the money

CELESTRON OMNI XLT 150R

Posted by Lawrence Carlino 05/19/2009 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Refractors)

“GRAB-AND-GO” MEETS THE COLOR PURPLE

Premium Wide-field Shootout:

Posted by Ed Moreno 05/19/2009 12:00AM   (Reviews/Eyepieces/12mm-And-Up)

Televue 31mm Vs Televue 41mm.

Testing Cat spotters…

Posted by Ed Moreno 05/15/2009 12:00AM   (Reviews/Telescopes/Spotters)

No, silly rabbit… not for cat watching…

Moonlight Instruments CS Crayford Focuser

Posted by Steve Hollenbach 05/08/2009 03:13PM   (Reviews/Accessories/Hardware)

Moonlight Instruments CS Crayford Focuser

I wanted to solve image shift on my Meade Maksutov, and this worked.